Black People Think I Look Like...

I've been living in Atlanta for over five years, and not a week goes by without a black person approaching me and telling me that I look like a celebrity. I resolved to take a picture of myself each time that happened, in the clothes I was wearing that day. Did a black person tell you that you look like somebody famous? Email me with a photo!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A Hippie!


I was mowing my lawn on Saturday when a fellow named Bruce walked by and asked me if he could mow my lawn for $2. I don't know how much of a bargain that would be, because my front lawn is about the size of a postage stamp. I turned down his kind offer, but did agree to get a glass of water for him. When I brought him a glass of water, he asked me if anybody ever told me I looked like a hippie. I told him that people really didn't tell me that, but he insisted that it was true. Here's a picture that I snapped of myself with my camera phone shortly thereafter. Tune in, turn on, and finish mowing the lawn for chrissake!

Superman! No...Spiderman!


Last week, I stopped by my neighbor Ms. Evans' house for her weekly Saturday garage sale and fish fry. There were several young men hanging out on her porch eating Chinese food (why would anybody choose to eat Chinese food over Ms. Evans' catfish?). One of the fellows asked me if anyone ever told me that I looked like Superman. I replied that they hadn't, and he changed his mind and decided that I looked like Spiderman. I snapped this picture of myself when I was on the way home with a big plate of freshly cooked catfish. Mmmmm. Thanks, Ms. Evans!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bette Midler


Bette Midler
Originally uploaded by Extreme Craft.
Thanks to LoriJean, who lives in the Detroit area, and is commonly told by black people that she looks like Bette Midler. Email me your photos and anecdotes, and let the world be the judge.

John Lennon


Thank Christ! It's been exactly two months since a black person who didn't know me walked up to me and told me that I looked like a celebrity. I thought I'd killed the goose that laid the golden egg by starting this blog! I thought that maybe the jig was up, and somebody at the annual meeting told everybody to ignore me. Sigh of relief. Yesterday, the manager of our local Starbucks came up to me from across the room to tell me that I looked like John Lennon....or to be more exact, like a Starbucks Marketing Director who looks like John Lennon. Still, I'll take it.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Elton John!


Elton John!
Originally uploaded by Extreme Craft.
Thank God! I thought the ol' well had gone dry when I got new, slightly different glasses. That all ended today when the Black fellow with the bleached goatee and nose ring behind the counter at Subway (who listens to country music, no less) said, "Hi, Elton", when I walked in the door.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tom Cruise!


Tom Cruise!
Originally uploaded by Extreme Craft.
Holy Cow! This is a new one! Maybe it was the apron...or maybe it was the T-shirt with the pomeranian silkscreened on it, but a nice lady in the ceramics class I teach asked me if people ever told me I look like Tom Cruise. Only with the apron on, sugar!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Motley Crue!

This afternoon (wearing this very ensemble), I walked into a local deli, where the gentleman behind the counter declared, "Oh my God! I thought you were Motley Crue walking in here!". A blog is born.